'''Sherwood Anderson''' (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose to become a successful copywriter and business owner in Cleveland, Ohio|Cleveland
and Elyria, Ohio
. In 1912, Anderson had a nervous breakdown that led him to abandon his business and family to become a writer.
At the time, he moved to Chicago and was eventually married three more times. His most enduring work is the short-story sequence ''Winesburg, Ohio (novel)|Winesburg, Ohio
[[http://www.bookrags.com/research/anderson-sherwood-1876-1941-sjpc-01/ Anderson, Sherwood (1876–1941) | St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture Summary]]
which launched his career. Throughout the 1920s, Anderson published several short story collections, novels, memoirs, books of essays, and a book of poetry. Though his books sold reasonably well, ''Dark Laughter
'' (1925), a novel...